Autistic children are currently exposed to a culture of life in which these names "autistic" and "autism" are needed for certain rights to take effect. This gives them the right to be everywhere, just as they need to be. For example due to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Basic Law, the Federal Participation Act and other legal bases. It's their right to be there, just as they are. And all this without classical or operant conditioning that teaches them to behave like everyone else does. This was done for a long time, one assumed it would be about functionality as a "normal person". However, it was and would not be healthy for long-term development. Because the barriers are real to them. And it's not healthy for autistic children to be exposed to them.
The Federal Participation Act enters into force in Germany in 2020. It describes exactly what rights the autistic children have. For example, that barriers must be dismantled. That's the law then. Then the children will no longer have to go to special institutions and homes. The autistic children can then participate everywhere. Just like it's already been with other kids. For almost all other children, it is already everyday life to live at home with their parents or to receive a school-leaving certificate.
Something must be done in day-care centres, schools and universities, as stated in this document called the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Germany has also signed. Possibilities, transitional solutions and the joint development of this "universal design" are needed. Everyone should be able to participate in it, to whom barriers make some areas of the life culture inaccessible at present. It does not only apply to autistic people. It also applies to the blind, children in wheelchairs, the deaf and many others who need unhindered access to education. The aim is to be able to go to the nearest day care centre exactly where you live. Or in school or university - just like everyone else who does not encounter any obstructive circumstances, the barriers in the social environment.
And if this does not happen so quickly, because the barriers are all still there at the moment, aids must form a bridge. With an assistance dog barriers can become adjustable. For example in a suburban train the dog can lie on the side of the child, so that nobody comes too close to him. Telepresence allows to connect to the classroom from home. Distance learning material can be made available if the school does not know how to break down barriers.
The White Unicorn e.V. is there to implement this. The Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family has commissioned our sponsor to take care of this. Our area is called child-welfare, as we specialize primarily in autistic children from birth until the age of 21. As such a assosiation of child-welfare it is very difficult on its own. Therefore White Unicorn e.V. has chosen a corporate partner and is now connected with the Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) in this way. The law in which the government registered the regulations for this type of work is called the "Eighth Book of the Social Law - Child-Welfare - (SGB VIII)". In § 75 it says something about such organisations as White Unicorn e.V. or the AWO. In §35a)  it is written how this can happen, what has to be considered in this work. Work is continued on creating the environment until even the autistic children find this good and right and no longer bad and terrible.
Other paragraphs like SGBVIII§30/31 to help families very intensively with problems, or a therapy for family systems according to §27 we do not (yet) offer at the moment. Even though we have that in our statutes. This can also be located in the support concept, but at the moment this is only one possibility for the future. We ask for your understanding that we cannot offer this at the moment. We also help to find suitable other organisations in an advisory function, if this is possible for us.
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